Tag: animation

March 14, 2022 · 2 comments

Turning Red

Turning Red

By Andrew Osmond. Over the years, I’ve cast an “anime eye” over new Pixar and Disney films, judging them against anime. Pixar’s latest film Turning Red dropped on Disney+ last Friday, missing a cinema release because of the Omicron surge over winter. The decision was taken in early January; Turning Red’s producer Lindsey Collins points […]

January 13, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Chinese Animation and Socialism

Books: Chinese Animation and Socialism

By Jonathan Clements. Daisy Yan Du’s newly published collection Chinese Animation and Socialism: From Animators’ Perspectives focuses inevitably on the rise and fall of the Shanghai Animation Film Studio (SAFS), which might reliably be described as the beating heart of the Chinese animation community for much of the mid- to late twentieth century. Refreshingly, the […]

January 7, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: The Story of British Animation

Books: The Story of British Animation

By Andrew Osmond. Most people looking at this review will be anime fans. But what does “British animation” bring to your mind? Probably Wallace and Gromit and Aardman. Then children’s favourites, be it Peppa Pig for millennials or older staples: Postman Pat, Danger Mouse, The Snowman, Bagpuss, Ivor the Engine, Camberwick Green… Such children’s favourites […]

November 15, 2021 · 0 comments

Climbing

Climbing

By Andrew Osmond. Fans of Perfect Blue are recommended to catch a new animated psycho-drama feature, Climbing, that is screening on 18th November as part of the London Korean Film Festival. Like Perfect Blue, Climbing is about a young woman for whom reality starts to skew. Se-hyeon is a dedicated sports climber, intent on glory… […]

October 13, 2021 · 0 comments

Titan of Cinema

Titan of Cinema

By Jonathan Clements. For anyone in Edinburgh for this week’s Scotland Loves Anime, the sumptuous Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema exhibition traces the animator’s life and work in impressive detail. From his early inspiration from King Kong, through his wartime experiences as a camera assistant under Frank Capra, the multi-room exhibit takes over the entirety […]

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